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2018  |  Vol: 3(6)  |  Issue: 6 (November-December) | https://doi.org/10.31024/apj.2018.3.6.4
Physicochemical properties of Kartina textile with Carrageenan filled with zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps)

Judy Ann H. Brensis1, Karina Milagros R. Cui-Lim1, 2*

1Department of Physical Sciences, College of Science, University of Eastern Philippines, University Town, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400

2University Research and Development Services, University of Eastern Philippines, University Town, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400

*Address for Corresponding author:

Karina Milagros R. Cui-Lim

University Research and Development Services,

University of Eastern Philippines, University Town, Northern Samar, Philippines 6400

Abstract

Objective: Nanotechnology is one of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of science and technology that have numerous applications that are essential, nowadays.  This study was conducted to synthesize ZnONps from carrageenan and characterized the carrageenan with ZnONps using UV-VIS, SEM and FTIR. Material and methods: The Kappa Carrageenan was used to synthesize ZnONps using the wet chemical method. The synthesize ZnONps was characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared to identify the functional group present. UV-Vis was used to determine the wavelength spectra of the sample. The Scanning Electron Microscopy was used to determine the surface morphology of the sample. Results and conclusion: The colorless solution changes into milky white colloid mixture that indicates the presence of ZnONps. The wavelength peak using the UV-Vis was observed around 350-400 nm. Presence of Alkyne group was seen after the FTIR analysis and also, presence of white powdery substance-which indicates the presence of ZnONps- in textile, was seen after the SEM analysis.

Keyword: Nanotechnology, zinc oxide nanoparticles, physicochemical properties, Carrageenan

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